GRI Grad CE Helps REALTORS® Steer Clear of Trouble

bruce-aydtGRI Grads have an opportunity to learn how to steer clear of common violations that might lead to serious problems. Bruce Aydt’s Core A CE session at GRI Grad on November 30 will reveal best practices for avoiding, reducing and managing mistakes related to these four core principles of real estate practice: fair housing, agency, license law and escrow.
Aydt is one of the top real estate instructors in the country, and has been in the real estate business for more than 25 years as a lawyer and a REALTOR®. His “best practices” approach will provide you with solid, practical advice that you can implement immediately after attending GRI Grad. Being informed and prepared is your best protection against costly mistakes.
GRI Grad attendees are eligible to earn 3 hours of Core A CE credit for successfully completing this course and exam. Learn more about this session and other sessions offered at GRI Grad, November 30 – December 1, 2016 at the Embassy Suites in East Peoria. Early registration ends November 7 – don’t delay!

Last chance to sign up for next week’s global commercial bootcamp

global-commercial-real-estateIllinois REALTORS® who want to help inbound commercial real estate investors should sign up today for the CCIM Institute’s Global Commercial Real Estate Bootcamp next Thursday (Oct. 6) and Friday (Oct. 7) in Chicago.

The program will be held at the Levine Learning Center on Michigan Ave., and features in-depth training from Carmela Ma, CCIM, CIPS, FRICS. Register now at or call 800-621-7207, option 2. Download the pdf flier for more information.

Oct. 1 deadline looms for three REEF scholarships

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Illinois REALTORS® applying for three scholarships through the Illinois Real Estate Education Foundation (REEF) must complete their applications and submit them by Oct. 1.

The deadline applies to the Dan Bock Scholarship, the Past Presidents Scholarship and the Roxanne Malo Leadership Scholarship. Applications for a fourth scholarship, the Rich Port Scholarship, are received on an ongoing basis without a deadline.

New in 2016 — Dan Bock Scholarship

Following the death of Lincoln-area REALTOR® Dan Bock in April 2015, the Dan Bock Scholarship was established on June 20 this year. It’s designed to help licensed REALTORS® who have their GRI Designation to attend the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) of Illinois. The maximum award is $500. Get the application.

Past Presidents Scholarship

Illinois REALTORS® who are pursuing their Certified Residential Broker (CRB), Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS), Certified Commercial Investment Member(CCIM) or REALTOR® Association Certified Executive (RCE) designations can qualify for up to $500 in scholarships to cover tuition, reimbursement for actual expenses incurred, including hotel expenses and meals. Get the application.

Roxane Malo Leadership Scholarship

Illinois REALTORS® who want to expand their leadership skills in a real estate related field can use scholarships to further their education at a junior college, college or university. The maximum award amount is $500. Get the application.

Rich Port Scholarship has no deadline

Those pursuing the GRI designation can apply for the Rich Port Scholarship and receive up $300 for tuition and reimbursement of actual expenses. Applications are ongoing with no deadline. To be eligible, applicants must be licensed as real estate agent for a year, work in Illinois and must be an Illinois resident. They must also complete the first 30 hours of GRI. Get the application.


Only four more days until the Illinois leasing agent license renewal deadline


The license renewal deadline for Illinois leasing agents is July 31. The Illinois REALTORS® Licensing & Training Center has the information you need to know about continuing education requirements, the steps for the renewal process and more. Learn more at

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New GRI courses launch Aug. 1, 2016

On August 1, 2016. new online Graduate, REALTOR® Institute designation courses will be available for enrollment!  GRI is well known for taking careers to the next level. GRI advanced-level courses prepare REALTORS® for the challenges of the real estate industry today and tomorrow.

Why should REALTORS® earn the GRI designation? 

  • GRI is a lifetime designation with NO renewal fees.
  • The advanced level coursework builds knowledge beyond the basics.
  • Online courses fit any schedule: study anytime, anywhere.
  • GRI peers are the best in the business.
  • Exclusive benefits and resources are available only to GRI Grads.

Learn about GRI course requirements at